Welcome to Trailside Academy!
In August 2019, Trailside Academy (2300 W. 68th Ave., Denver, 80221), will open to serve students in preschool through eighth grade. Valley View, a K-8 school located near 70th Avenue and Broadway, will close at the end of the school year so the building may be demolished in preparation for a much-needed rebuild. Students and staff currently enrolled at Valley View will have the option to transition to Trailside Academy and continue the school’s Workshop instructional model.
In November 2018, the school director at Valley View, Ms. Toni Booth, transitioned to a new role in Mapleton’s Learning Services Department. Ms. Laura Nelson now serves as Valley View’s school director and will open Trailside in August. Ms. Nelson is a master educator and has been in Mapleton for 16 years. She most recently served as the school director at York International School, a K-12, and Adventure Elementary, a K-6. Ms. Nelson has been a part of the Trailside design process since the beginning and is excited to help transition the Valley View community to the new school building, as well as welcome new families to Mapleton.
Mapleton will submit a Building Excellent School Today (BEST) grant in February in hopes of securing additional funds to assist with the Valley View rebuild.
Enrollment at Trailside Academy, as well as all Mapleton schools, has begun for in-district families. Families may apply online, at www.mapleton.us, or visit our Welcome Center for assistance with the application. Please submit application materials prior to Friday, Jan. 31, 2019, to be notified of school placement in February.
For information about preschool at Trailside Academy, please contact the Department of Early Childhood Education, 303.853.1784. We currently have openings in our Toddler Program (one-and-two-year olds) at Global Primary Academy (7480 N. Broadway, Denver, 80221). For more information call 303.853.1784.